Indongo crowned IBF and IBO champion in Moscow

04 Dec 2016 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 04 DEC (NAMPA) – Namibia’s Julius ‘Blue Machine’ Indongo was on Saturday crowned the new International Boxing Federation (IBF) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) world super lightweight champion after beating Russia’s Eduard Tryoyanovsky in Moscow.
He did so in 40 seconds of their scheduled 12-round bout.
Indongo threw a number of jabs in the opening seconds of the fight but it was a left hook that sent the defending champion crashing to the canvas.
A YouTube video published after the fight shows the referee counting out Troyanovsky and it took a while for the boxer to recover before he could leave the ring.
Indongo received the two belts Troyanovsky displayed to the audience before the start of the fight.
The 33-year-old is the first Namibian to hold two world titles at once and the fourth world champion in Namibia after Harry Simon, Paulus Moses and Paulus Ambunda.
The Namibian is undefeated in 21 fights, with 11 knockouts (KOs), since going professional in July 2009.
He handed the 36-year-old Russian his first defeat in 26 professional fights (22 KOs) since November 2009.